Going my way?

Mosaic art is made through the assembly of hundreds of small pieces arranged to make a whole.   Visiting Chicago recently I walked through this beautiful underpass which   reminded me that bones that heal after a break are stronger than they were before a fall.   The same can be said about putting our emotional pieces together to…

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Illness – The Art of Living

Illness is no one’s favourite topic but it happens.  How do the physical, social and emotional worlds of a person change when they become ill?  If you suffer from a chronic condition or know someone who does, this lovely little book by Havi Carel, philosophy  teacher in England, brings the subject home in a way…

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Build meaning into your life

The following quote is taken from a speech given by a great civic leader, John Gardner, at Stanford Alumni Association 61 years after graduating from that college.  His words speak to the core of my own counselling practice. Helping my clients build meaning and happiness into their physical, emotional, and spiritual lives is what I…

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